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Matt700wlw
02-05-2007, 02:52 PM
May have to think a little, but hell, I got it... :p:

Name the 6 teams that have never been to a Super Bowl.

registerthis
02-05-2007, 03:00 PM
I'm assuming teams that are currently in existence (i.e. the Baltimore Ravens, since they moved to Baltimore, are a different team than the Cleveland Browns)

Saints
Texans
Cardinals
Browns
Jaguars
Lions

Matt700wlw
02-05-2007, 03:00 PM
You got it.

I guess this thread can close now :p:

Johnny Footstool
02-05-2007, 03:09 PM
Not yet.

Name the teams that have been to the Super Bowl but have never won it.

RichRed
02-05-2007, 03:11 PM
Not yet.

Name the teams that have been to the Super Bowl but have never won it.

Titans
Bills
Vikings
Panthers

registerthis
02-05-2007, 03:11 PM
How many knew that the Lions used to be based in Portsmouth, Ohio and were calle dthe Spartans? I found this anecdote about the team to be particularly interesting:


With a record of 6-1-4 the Spartans finish in a flat-footed tie for the NFL title with the Chicago Bears. It was the first time in history that the season ended with 2 teams atop the league's standings. After the season's final games, the league office arranged for the first playoff game in NFL history. However, the game was moved indoors to Chicago Stadium because of bitter cold and heavy snow. The arena allowed only an 80-yard field that came right to the walls. The goal posts were moved from the end lines to the goal lines and, for safety, inbounds lines or hash-marks where the ball would be put in play were drawn 10 yards from the walls that butted against the sidelines. The Bears won 9-0, scoring the winning touchdown on a two-yard pass from Nagurski to Grange. The Spartans claimed Nagurski's pass was thrown from less than five yards behind the line of scrimmage, violating the existing passing rule, but the play stood. This leads to one of the most significant rules changes in football history. League owners agree to make the forward pass legal from anywhere behind the line of scrimmage. The pass adds a new dimension and becomes the game's most dangerous weapon. The game also leads to divisional play and an annual playoff game to decide the NFL Championship in future years.

RichRed
02-05-2007, 03:12 PM
Oh, and Falcons.

registerthis
02-05-2007, 03:12 PM
Titans
Bills
Vikings
Panthers

+

Bengals!
Falcons
Eagles
Chargers

Chip R
02-05-2007, 03:13 PM
Here's one: How many NFL championships have the Vikings won?

RichRed
02-05-2007, 03:16 PM
bengals!

D'oh! How could I forget them on this board of all places?

RichRed
02-05-2007, 03:16 PM
Here's one: How many NFL championships have the Vikings won?

Zero?

Red Leader
02-05-2007, 03:18 PM
Zero?

Knowing Chip he's going to pull out some pre-1900's score that shows the Vikings beating the Norse Boatmakers in a double overtime game that was witnessed only by Napoleon or something, and because Janet Jackson didn't perform for Napoleon at halftime, Napoleon rendered the game didn't exist, so its not in the record books. ;)

registerthis
02-05-2007, 03:19 PM
Here's one: How many NFL championships have the Vikings won?

One, in 1969. Though they lost the Super Bowl.

Heath
02-05-2007, 03:19 PM
Here's one: How many NFL championships have the Vikings won?

One.

Techincally the 1969 NFL Champion was the Vikings when they beat the Browns 27-7. The Super Bowl was really the AFL-NFL Championship game and the Chiefs beat the Vikes 23-7 in that game.

Johnny Footstool
02-05-2007, 03:19 PM
Titans
Bills
Vikings
Panthers

Bengals!
Falcons
Eagles
Chargers

One more...

Matt700wlw
02-05-2007, 03:20 PM
How many NFL championships have the Browns won?

Chip R
02-05-2007, 03:21 PM
One, in 1969. Though they lost the Super Bowl.


Ding! You are correct. Before 1970 it was still AFL and NFL.

registerthis
02-05-2007, 03:21 PM
One more...

Seahawks?

Johnny Footstool
02-05-2007, 03:22 PM
Seahawks?

That's the one.

Heath
02-05-2007, 03:22 PM
How many knew that the Lions used to be based in Portsmouth, Ohio and were calle dthe Spartans? I found this anecdote about the team to be particularly interesting:

:wave:

Also - there were 12 teams in the NFL when it started in 1920. One was in Dayton, and called the Triangles. There was some research done that connects the Triangles to the modern day Colts.

Dayton Triangles (http://www.daytontriangles.org)

registerthis
02-05-2007, 03:25 PM
:wave:

Also - there were 12 teams in the NFL when it started in 1920. One was in Dayton, and called the Triangles. There was some research done that connects the Triangles to the modern day Colts.

Dayton Triangles (http://www.daytontriangles.org)

It's odd to me that there was ever a time when "triangles" was considered a good name for a professional sports franchise.

How about the Decatur Staleys?

registerthis
02-05-2007, 03:25 PM
How many NFL championships have the Browns won?

4

All before 1970.

Matt700wlw
02-05-2007, 03:26 PM
There was a football team called the Cincinnati Reds

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/redindex.htm

RichRed
02-05-2007, 03:27 PM
It's odd to me that there was ever a time when "triangles" was considered a good name for a professional sports franchise.

How about the Decatur Staleys?

How about the Phil.-Pitt. Steagles (not really the official name but the two teams merged in 1943 due to WWII)?

RichRed
02-05-2007, 03:31 PM
There was a football team called the Cincinnati Reds

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/redindex.htm

Also, a Cleveland Indians, Brooklyn Dodgers and Washington Senators.

registerthis
02-05-2007, 03:40 PM
There was a football team called the Cincinnati Reds

Their 1934 season would be a great trivia question:

In what year did the Cincinnati Reds finish the season without winning a single game?

dabvu2498
02-05-2007, 03:41 PM
It's odd to me that there was ever a time when "triangles" was considered a good name for a professional sports franchise.



Named after Triangle Park, which is where they played their games.

RedFanAlways1966
02-05-2007, 04:02 PM
Named after Triangle Park, which is where they played their games.

Where I wouldn't dare go today without...

(a) A bulletproof vest.
(b) A serious firearm.
(c) BOTH!

Actually I just wouldn't go there.

westofyou
02-05-2007, 04:03 PM
Named after Triangle Park, which is where they played their games.

Most team names were usually coined by the press before they even became names that the franchise considered their own.



How about the Decatur Staleys?

Their quarterback in 1920 was Charlie Dressen, former Reds third sacker and depression era manager.

He got canned in 1937 because he ran the team like a football squad (the press called them the "Rough House Reds" because they fought so much) they had a BP catcher named Gus Brittain who was just on the team to hassle folks, which he did once too much and ended up fighting Reds pitcher Paul Derringer... which eventually got him cut. For his career he had 6 at bats in MLB.

GAC
02-06-2007, 08:39 AM
I remember that Fran Tarkenton carried the "baggage" for quite some time for taking the Vikes to 4 Super Bowls in the 70's and never winning one.

Kelly (Buffalo) lost 4.

Then I thought Elway was gonna challenge that record (lost 3) before he got his two in the mid-90's.

Does Bradshaw and Montana hold the record for most SB wins as a QB? Four.